Ohrstrom Project
This project aims to provide trainings to health care workers in Turkey for substance use treatment.

Drug Policy

The Second High Level Consultation Meeting On HIV In Conservative Settings
"Promoting A More Inclusive Approach to HIV: Inclusion and Support"
The GIHHR and the International AIDS Society (IAS) organized the consultation with support from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Turkish Ministry of Health. Held January 30 - 31, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, the consultation brought together governmental officials, healthcare professionals, scholars, religious leaders, and civil society representatives from 15 Islamic majority countries, in addition to representatives of IAS and GIHHR. Topics discussed at the conference included sociocultural and political responses to HIV, the role of religion in HIV response, HIV among key populations, and practices for effective HIV prevention and care.

The world within reach - A look into the High-Level AIDS Consultation in Turkey

The 21st International AIDS Conference


Acibadem University
Anadolu University, Turkey
Ankara Training and Research Hospital
Bahcesehir University
Erenköy Ruh ve Sinir Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
Hacettepe University
Istanbul Gelisim University
Istanbul University
Marmara University
Medical Park Göztepe Hospital
Turkish International Academy Against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC)
Turkish Red Crescent Society
Yeditepe University


Mutlu, E., Alaei, A., Waye, K., Tracy, M., Alaei, K. (2016). Correlates of drug use among individuals admitted to public and private treatment facilities in Turkey.

GIHHR projects in Turkey

  • Drug Policy Reform
  • Training for healthcare workers in the field of drug addiction and HIV in Sisli Municipality
  • Law enforcement assisted diversion on Anatolian side of Istanbul.